Chuck E. Cheese parent files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid coronavirus crisis By Reuters

(Reuters) – Restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese parent CEC Entertainment Inc () said on Thursday the company and its domestic affiliates have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The company said it wants to use the process to continue talks with its stakeholders and landlords to restructure its balance sheet.

The statement, which described the current crisis as the “most challenging” in the company’s history, did not give any financial details.

Irving, Texas-based CEC was taken private by Apollo Global Management (N:) in 2014 for $1.3 billion, including debt.

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The United States has recorded the second-largest rise in infections since the health crisis began, with a flare-up of cases in states where restrictions meant to contain the disease were lifted early.

Highlighting the seriousness of the resurgence in cases for many investors, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced that visitors from states with high coronavirus infection rates must self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

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The woman they call AOC trounced her challengers in yesterday’s New York congressional primary elections, winning more than 70% of the vote in securing the Democratic nomination for the state’s 14th congressional district (representing parts of the east Bronx and northwest Queens).

The 30-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, whose youth and progressive politics have made her a rising star in the Democratic Party, defeated a notable challenge from former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, who positioned herself as a moderate, pro-business alternative to the incumbent.

But Caruso-Cabrera could only muster less than 20% of the vote, despite reportedly turning to Wall Street heavyweights like Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon and Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman for fundraising.

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